With just two goals in regulation and only 46 shots total, Monday night’s game against the Phoenix Coyotes wasn’t exactly the epitome of entertainment. Fortunately, Canucks fans can count on Kevin Bieksa to liven things up, though he normally does so with his comments in interviews.
Near the end of the third period, Bieksa tried to get fancy with an iced puck, flipping it off the boards and attempting to catch it behind his back. He came just short of succeeding when linesman Mark Wheler stepped in to help him out…Continue Reading —›
It’s been said that the first game back from a road trip is really better considered the last game of the road trip, that it’s not a true home game if you still spend time on a plane the day prior. There was certainly evidence to this theory Monday night, as the Canucks’ first contest in Rogers Arena since the second of February bore an eerie resemblance to the games they played abroad during the 10 days between.
Sure, they were in their home blues, they went home to their own beds, and they were the team surrendering the late, game-tying goal, but everything else about the song remained the same — tight game, sloppy defensive zone breakouts, the absence of Sedinery and, for the fifth time in six outings, a shootout. By now, we’re beginning to wonder if the Canucks are addicted to shootouts. Do they get irritable after regulation victories? Is there a patch or a gum to help ease the cravings? These are the questions I was left with after I watched this game.Continue Reading —›